Breastfeeding while pregnant: Yes, you can!

Posted: 10/2/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

There is a ton of cultural misinformation about breastfeeding while pregnant. Which is probably why, the biggest question we get asked, here at SCV is, “is it safe?” A lot of times, when women are receiving the medical care model, the rule of thumb is “wean the baby” as soon as you find out that you’re expecting again. But while there are certainly precautions to take into account when pregnant and breastfeeding, our perspective is a bit different.

 

How can pregnant and postpartum women boost immunity during cold and flu season?

Posted: 10/8/2017

Author: SCV Birth Center

For pregnant women or postpartum mothers, cold and flu season can bring about some extra anxiety. That’s because there are few things more uncomfortable than coming down with an illness when your body is already working extra hard either to grow or feed your baby. But there is also the fear that your newborn will contract the sickness, too, which for us as parents, can be quite scary, not to mention downright miserable for your new baby.